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Professor (Printmaking, Drawing, Art History)
WAYNE M. ANDERSON, Professor of Art, is a native of South Dakota and received his BFA from the University of South Dakota and his MFA from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. During his undergraduate and graduate career he studied his chosen field of printmaking with seven different accomplished artists. While pursuing his own work he has continued to participate in workshops with innovative printmakers and to incorporate those experiences into his teaching. Since 1979 he has headed the Printmaking and Art History programs at Wayne State College where he also teaches Drawing and serves as Gallery Director of the Nordstrand Visual Arts Gallery at Wayne State College.
He has been a recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities grant and was a Visiting Scholar at the University of North Carolina. Over the years his work has received awards in the areas of painting, printmaking, drawing, watercolor, and sculpture. In 1999 he was one of fifteen printmakers from around the country chosen for Outside Impressions, an exhibit at Governor's State University. The exhibit's organizer called the participating artists "teaching professionals who collectively portray the leadership in university print programs throughout the country." He has also exhibited photographs and delivered public lectures on a wide range of subjects in such venues as the John G. Neihardt Conference and Wayne State College's Sunday Series.